Farooque Ahmed was born in 1975 in Manipur state in north-east India, did his initial schooling at Imphal and higher studies from Delhi, Jamia Millia Islamia (B.A.), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), (M. A. & M. Phil), is currently a Senior Researcher at the Manipur University and a Project Director with the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), New Delhi. His main area of interest is Historical and Inter-disciplinary research, writing and publication. He was involved in some major Seminars of State and National levels at the Manipur University. He is also a keen traveler.